An early start, an open road, and an entire day of adventure and possibility lie ahead. When it comes to taking a trip, not much can top the perks of travelling via luxury coach.

On this site we’ve discussed a fair number of benefits to coach and minibus hire when it comes to match days, airport transfers and special events like weddings and family occasions. But let’s take a moment to think about travelling by coach in holistic terms; it is the tried and tested way to travel en masse, before there were so many cars on the road and air travel became more available to the public. Some of the best perks that we sometimes don’t appreciate can be found in the smaller details.

But before we get into that, let’s start by remembering the Golden Age of coach travel.

Once upon a time, trains were the norm for intercity commute and travel to far-away holiday resorts. This was up until coaches, now a common sight on Britain’s motorways, challenged the travel market in the early twentieth century. Travelling by bus was both cheaper and more flexible than travelling by train, giving an opportunity for exploration and freedom to those who normally had not travelled further than the outskirts of their own towns or villages.

Some of this holds true today; coach hire is more convenient than travelling by rail because it can literally get you from door to door, and it’s still a cheaper alternative to long-distance train travel. But on top of that, travelling by coach has evolved into a mode of travel that offers both convenience and luxury. You can sit in a comfortable seat and watch a DVD while enjoying high-quality air conditioning; unlike the small pocket of air produced by aircon units found on many airlines, and you’d be hard pressed to enjoy a comparative level of comfort on a train.

Best of all, if the entertainment on board doesn’t tickle your fancy, you have a huge window. Again, it’s one of the smaller things, but you can look at the towering buildings in our historic cities and watch the beautiful British countryside roll past from the window, on the ground – where you have the best view.

These are just a few of the many reasons we are passionate about coach hire and pride ourselves on the services we offer! Wherever your travels take you this summer and beyond, if you fancy exploring Britain from the comfort of a luxury coach, get in touch with us at ABC Coach Hire.